When it comes to picking your Orlando rental homes’ insulation, there are various types available, each of which has both pros and cons. This can make choosing the right insulation difficult unless you have the information you need to make an informed choice. We are now going to look at four of the most common types of home insulation as well as some of their pros and cons in the following.
Fiberglass insulation is made of glass fibers matted into fluffy (usually pink) batts and rolls and is designed to be used in unfinished walls, ceilings, and floors. The size of these batts or rolls makes them great for installing between studs, joists, and beams. Fiberglass insulation is also relatively cheap and somewhat easy to install, making it a popular choice. However, it can irritate the skin and airways, so gloves and other safety precautions should be taken before handling. Another problem with fiberglass insulation is that it is hard to add to existing construction without pulling apart the walls and ceilings.
Loose Fill and Blown-In
Loose fill or blown-in insulation is especially useful when adding insulation to existing walls, attic floors, or other hard-to-reach areas. Loose fill and blown-in insulation are made of dry cellulose, fiberglass, or mineral wool. The process of blowing in the insulation is perhaps its biggest downside since specialized equipment should be used.
Foam board is usually utilized to insulate concrete slabs and blocks. Made from strong materials such as polyurethane, foam board can be installed right into the walls of new construction. When adding to existing construction, foam board can be used to insulate foundation walls, floors, and ceilings. It has a high insulating value even though it is comparatively thin. Like blown-in insulation, however, foam board needs to be installed with specialized equipment and skills. It is not fire or weather resistant as well, and so additional layers are needed to create a weatherproof finish.
Sprayed foam is one of the most versatile insulation types in the market. Sprayed foam is made from a durable polyurethane and is meant for use in confined spaces, gaps, walls, and unfinished attic floors. It is easy to add around existing construction and pipes or other features. Sprayed foam can be bought in small containers for minor jobs, but larger amounts must be installed using special spraying equipment. Also, it tends to be costlier than some of the other types of insulation.
In the end, the type of insulation you pick for your rental homes will be subject to a combination of factors, including the cost, the current condition of the home, and which sections need to be insulated. All types will increase the home’s energy efficiency, and so no matter which one you decide on, you’ll add value and comfort to your Orlando rental homes. To learn more, please contact us online or call us at 407-982-2000 today!
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